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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

La Paz Waterfall Gardens is absolutely spectacular! This large property features the World's largest butterfly observatory, hummingbird and orchid gardens, and perfectly designed, safe trails along the La Paz River with 5 large waterfalls. Many of our guests have commented that it is exactly what they envisioned Costa Rica to be: lush, verdant green rainforest, lots of colorful birds, flowers and butterflies. Make sure you spend at least a half day at La Paz - you'll love it! La Paz is located on the slope of Poas Volcano, about 1 hour from San Jose. It's quite large, so you should plan on spending 3-5 hours here. You start at the Welcome Center, walk down to the World's largest butterfly observatory, then follow the extensive trails along the La Paz river past 5 magnificent waterfalls. All trails are either concrete or steel with handrails,and are extremely well-designed for people of all ages and abilities. You keep walking all the way down the river to the end of the trail, and then a shuttle picks you up and drives you back up the road to the Welcome Center. It is perfectly designed. La Paz River flows through this Cloud Forest-covered valley creating 5 spectacular waterfalls. Walk along the river and waterfalls on a spectacular, but sometimes steep trail with handrails and stairs. At one point, the trail goes right next to a waterfall where you can reach out and touch the water itself. The hummingbird garden is marvelous. Literally hundreds of hummingbirds zoom by your head zipping their way to and from the various feeders. Informative signs help you identify each of the species, and describe their habits and lifespan. It is so artfully and professionally done - [...]

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